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. good evening, wendell. >> chris, this legislation passed by a 3-1 margin in the house an harry reid is confident he has the votes to pass it in the senate but lawmakers are spending hours debating amendments they know will be rejected just to get their objections on the record before they go home for the august break. as of yesterday, the clunkers program had burned through three-quarters of the billion dollars congress initially appropriated, suggesting the original $4 billion authorization the house wanted was a closer estimate of the program's appeal and its cost. gp was the big winner with 17.8 p% of the cash for clunkers car sales. >> it has been a madhouse, people coming in with their clunkers wanting to trade them in. >> the big 3 accounted for 45% of the sales, which is their normal market share. still, four of the five top selling new cars are sold by foreign manufacturers. 60% of the foreign cars were actually built in this country. in fact, hyundai's montgomery, alabama plant is back to a five-day work week after being on a four-day week since october, and ford is conside
surprise crowds a whole lot bigger than we expected. here in nevada, harry reid is in trouble. in fact, is he in so much trouble that he has got a guy following us around, videotaping our rallies. i assume they will be reviewing them later. so harry has heard what we are doing out here. he is -- there are signs all over the place that say anybody but b-u-t-t harry. gretchen: there was this new poll came out today. 80% of the people polled believed that as americans they know more about the health care reform situation and the bill and some the facets than -- could. would you be surprised that that many people would feel that way? >> i really, really, really wouldn't be surprised. i know that one of the speakers that is actually with us through nevada, she pulled out the health care bill. and it's -- these two giant binders probably about 3 or 4 inches thick each and that has to be one of the most powerful things. and, you know, she goes through the whole -- she actually read it and talks kind of through it a little bit. and i really wouldn't be surprised if they -- they don't know anyt
-- at the direction at this country under president obama, harry reid, and nancy pelosi. they have spent billions of dollars in the last few months, and we're trillions of dollars in debt. congressman connolly, you are our representative. you represent we the people. i implore you to vote no on this bill, preserve our freedom, and prevent our country from sliding into economic ruin. >> thank you, michele. i am sorry for your loss. micron mother -- my grandmother had alzheimer's. she was help the other wives, and so she lived along wake -- all long time with this debilitating illness that is so devastating, to see someone gradually fade away from the person that you knew. i have deep empathy for what you went through. while there may be the impression out there, especially if you watch too much of fox news -- [unintelligible] i cannot help it. i'm a democrat. but there are not panels that will tell you and your doctor what i loved one is going to get, suffering from alzheimer's. there are going to be studies looking at comparative effectiveness so that we know what treatments make sense. let me gi
: faces of evil? that's what senate majority leader harry reid is calling town hall protesters exercising their right to free speech. can you imagine if trent lott secretary of defense that when he had the job? can republicans get away with saying anything like that. we report. you decide. steve: peta's brand new billboard calls overweight women whales. does it get the point across or does it cross the line? a fair and balanced debate straight ahead. when this shoe store added aflac to its employee benefits package no direct cost the company... it was a perfect fit. find out more at aflac!... ...forbusiness.com i hate my phone. what do i do? ( shouting ) this is crazy. you. let's run a free upgrade check. see if you're due for a new smartphone. don't i need to go to my carrier's store for that? no, you don't have to. we sell phones and plans on all the major networks. ok. well, is time travel possible? yes, i am from the future. announcer: phones, plans, and advice from thousands of people eager to help. into an incredibly strong, healthy cat.he has blossomed... his coat is incredibly s
it alone cite resistance of the g.o.p., and also we heard from the senate majority leader, harry reid's spokesman saying "we will not make a decision to pursue reconciliation. this is the process of the vote, until we have exhausted efforts to produce a bipartisan bill. however, patience is not unlimited. we are determined to get something done this year by any legislative means necessary." so what about this? let's bring in our panel, steve hayes with the week hadly standard, and a.b. stoddard, associate writer of the hill and byron williams. >> eric can cantor is right. in the house, they have been going it alone since the beginning. remember the fight in the energy committee between the blue dog democrats? the reason they were having that fight is because they made the decision at the beginning that they weren't going to get any republican votes at all. they drafted the bill by themselves and have been pushing it by themselves. as far as the house is concerned, the democrats have always been going it alone. as far as the senate is concerned, they have been having negotiations with
with nancy pelosi in the house, harry reid in the united states senate, the democrats are in some ways and i mean this with all due respect, devoid of charismatic, powerful, popular central figure. there is no democrat right now speaking on behalf of the president except for the president who anybody at least and i'm talking to you as middle of the road as i possibly can be, there is nobody on the democratic side who is appealing to the people who is explaining how this will impact them and i think that the democrats, they are wimping out. they are getting their clocks cleaned on the town hall meetings. they are hiding. they are as the rain increases here on the vineyard, i can say that the republicans clearly have outmaneuvered the democrats, the question is whether or not no healthcare is an acceptable alternative now. do you have any inside information bob on the condition? as the rain increases, i think we will move this down below deck. any information at all about the senator's frail condition right now? >> i talked to some people last week who had been around him. he reads the paper,
of the g.o.p., and also we heard from the senate majority leader, harry reid's spokesman saying "we will not make a decision to pursue reconciliation. this is the process of the vote, until we have exhausted efforts to produce a bipartisan bill. however, patience is not unlimited. we are determined to get something done this year by any legislative means necessary." so what about this? let's bring in our panel, steve hayes with the week hadly standard, and a.b. stoddard, associate writer of the hill and byron williams. >> eric can cantor is right. in the house, they have been going it alone since the beginning. remember the fight in the energy committee between the blue dog democrats? the reason they were having that fight is because they made the decision at the beginning that they weren't going to get any republican votes at all. they drafted the bill by themselves and have been pushing it by themselves. as far as the house is concerned, the democrats have always been going it alone. as far as the senate is concerned, they have been having negotiations with three, count 'em three
already ran through the original $1 billion. senate majority leader harry reid says the bill to spend $2 billion more on the program will likely pass the senate before friday. the house has already approved that bill to allow the extra funding. >>> iran onian officials are deciding whether to charge three americans with spying. friends claim the trio was simply hiking to a filmous water fall in iraq when they accidentally crossed the unmarked border with iran. secretary of state hillary clinton has call for their release. >>> the panel that investigated the virginia tech miscare will not take another look at the case. governor tim kaine received dozens of letters from survivors an victim' families asking the panel to come together again but on monday, the governor informed them that edmonton not reconvene the panel. their request followed the discovery of the gunman's medical records last month. kaine says there are still many families who do not want to reopen the case. he says that he will accept any factual corrections that need to be made to the panel's initial report. >>> a local ho
. >> they face a potential loss of unemployment benefits but senate majority leader harry reid promised action. >> soon after congress returns to washington, we'll need to address this matter. unemployment benefits are a sound investment. there should be no disagreement that we should help those who are suffering as a result of an economic crisis they didn't create. >> reporter: congress has already extended unemployment benefits three times during this recession. for a closer look at today's numbers, we turn to: diane swonk, chief economist at mesirow financial, a diversified financial services firm in chicago; and jim ellis, assistant managing editor at "business week" magazine. diane swonk, companies are still shedding jobs but not as quickly. so, relatively speaking, better than expected, right? >> certainly better than expected. we also saw an increase in the hours worked which is one of those big precursors to hiring. firms are much more likely to take the employees they have and work them longer hours before they actually make that commitment to actually hiring workers. the other good n
in taking down the senate majority leader harry reid. the two will head the dump harry reid political action committee. although none of the top republican town declared it their intention, there strategy is to challenge -- and their strategy is to challenge mr. reid. you may have seen some of this video. angry protesters shouting and democrats over the weekend, only and leaving them one hope of getting the message out. in texas, one official was drowned out by a noisy demonstrators has he tried to talk about health care reform. we have our first phone call on the republican line. caller: cash for clunkers, if anyone thinks that the democrat party is for the so-called working man, i think this is proof positive that they are more interested in money than they are their constituents. also, about this trip of bill clinton to north korea, they were going to send a delivery -- hillary along to accompany him, but they were afraid they were going to take on too much sniper fire. you know how that goes. host: good morning. if you want to give us a call, republicans, 202-737-0001. democrats, 202-737
to say that i am unpatriotic or yesterday harry reid said i'm an evil monger. that is so offensive at so many levels, i can't tell you. i am the average citizen. that's why i want to thank you y'all for letting me come on the program this morning. i think in that regard i sort of represent the average guy. he doesn't get a voice in this game. with all these people showing up. we sort of do have a dog in the fight right now. and i'm glad i'm part of that. >> mark, who asked a great question of a u.s. senator yesterday. it was great that you could visit us on this friday. alisyn: thanks, mark. >> thank you very much. alisyn: we can all probably agree that health care in america has some problems. and may be in need of reform. why can't the president sell that message to the masses? the five key things that americans are not buying about reform next. steve: we showed you this video steven tyler from aerosmith falls right off the stage. there he goes. i believe that's at sturgeon sturedges. will the front man have to take a backseat on the tour? brian: he got really hurt. bvr since arthur's
spots. he left to become ambassador to south africa. senate majority leader harry reid is in the political fight of his life, not on chill, but back home in neff d.a. a recent mason-dixon poll shows reid behind both republican rivals in next year's re-election bid. he trails danny tarkanian and sue louden by five head to head matchups. his favorable rate something 37% with unfavorable at 50%. who knew that the $787 billion stimulus package would be so stimulating? "the new york post" reports hundreds of thousands of dollars are going to behavioral sex research at schools across the country. one of the grants awarded by the national institutes of health will fund research on the barriers to correct condom use at indiana university for $221,000. syracuse university will study hiccups among adolescents for $219,000 and the university of illinois in chicago will e evaluate drug use as as as a sex enhancer at a cost of $123,000 and a study by the university of maryland at baltimore will spend $182,000 at a look at how methamphatemine use enhances motivation for rat sexual be
it alone. if no deal, that is, is reached by mid-september. majority leader harry reid is reportedly ready to use a process known as reconciliation to get a democrats-only bill on the floor with just 51 votes. democratic senator sherrod brown is with us. wouldn't this be declaring war in the senate? >> i don't know exactly what it means, declaring war in the senate. i do know that senator baucus has tried for months to get bipartisan agreement on things like important parts of legislation like an option. and republicans for philosophicals are not able to make any kind of significant concessions so they can move forward. we want to do this bipartisanly, but more important than a bipartisan bill is a good bill. and to allow the drug companies and the insurance industries to write this bill the way they did the medicare law under the bush years is certainly not tenable for the great majority of democrats and for the country, frankly. >> well, senator mccain this weekend on cnn state of the union said that they've been shut out, particularly on the health committee, which i believe on which yo
's health care plan, all of a sudden this is, as you just heard harry reid say, evil mongering. it does seem that there is kind of a double standard about what constitutes legitimate dissent. gretchen: so do you believe that these war protests potentially are still going on and the media is just not covering them, or is it both that they're not happening anymore because of the change in the white house and so the media is not covering them? >> first of all, a lot of the people who were most passionately against the war in the bush years are a bit quiet about it now. there was a convention about a week ago of people who were big fans of the dailycoast website which is a left wing website. a few years ago it was a hotbed of antiwar act vism. the war really animated this certain group of act vism. activism. there was a poll, what's your priority? one was health care two the environment, at the bottom named by just 1% was stopping the war in iraq and afghanistan so there's less of certainly of antiwar fervor. on the other hand, cindy sheehan, the woman made famous in 2005 when she camped outside
, and harry reid has it and under president obama's direction, will use it. in this reconciliation, it's a tool, legal, part of the senate rules, you lower the vote from 60 to 50. now, people are saying on, you can't get enough stuff in there. you can get 80% to 90% of a health care plan in there. the other 10%, 20%, you can legislate inkra mentally. that's easy to do. republican reconciliation will be the vehicle they will use to pass this plan. again, another contrast to 2003, the prescription drug plan, so seniors have affordable access to plans, the far right didn't like it, the left didn't like it, i was in the middle and we pulled the group together and passed it with 60 votes. it can be done if you say we're gb going to listen to everybody. once you say we're going to cram it through with 50 votes, you can only get 50 votes and there's the risk of a big backlash. >> the senator's going to be with us for the rest of the program. we have a lot to talk about, not only with health care but also how we're seeing this ripple through the system and the markets as well. he'll be with us
the white house. the democrats could hit -- take a hit in 2010. even the senate's top democrat, harry reid appears to be vulnerable. brand new polling shows that the top two potential republican contenders would both kohl had of him in a head-to-head matchup. when you are talking about big names like that, at the 2010 race could be a plea for democrats. jon: the independent voters are the ones who hold the key there. >> brand new gallup polling shows that 70% of independent voters disapprove of congress and what it has been doing. only 22% say that they approve of what is happening. those numbers pull closer how republicans rank congress. those voters are all-important. there is still a lot of time to get them on board. right now, they clearly are not. jon: what does it mean for the gop? >> eight could be a perfect stew of things right now. also when you factor in the health-care town hall meetings, it is just a lot of frustration. here is what a republican congressman had to say. >> it is a combination of the work they've done and where they're going. it is also about arrogance. the arrog
right, rick. let's talk a little bit about cash for clunkers. harry reid after a lunch he had yesterday with the president of the united states who was trying to rally support for health care, harry reid came out and said, you know, we've got the votes, we've got 60 votes and we will probably add $2 billion more before the senators head out. a lot of people have been talking about whether or not this made good sense, gave up to $4,500 for these clunkers. now there is news -- i kind of mentioned this yesterday. caulking to one of my car -- talking to one of my car dealer friends. that four of the top five cars that people are buying are made by foreign automakers. gretchen: yeah. as i mentioned, friends are in the car business. look at this list. number one, ford focus, number two, toyota corp corolla, honda civic, toyota prius, toyota camry. so had this whole cash for clunkers -- sorry, i can't say it without laughing. has it benefited foreign automakers when the whole point many of these foreign manufactured cars are actually manufactured in the united states in many different states a
thing is, whether his polls are down or not, the word from harry reid is that we are going to have a bipartisan bill or partisan bill. either way we're going to get this done. can you imagine if the agendas through without republican support? >> hairy reid said he don't have a bipartisan bill will just have a partisan. >> a group of the american league of voters stand for individual liberty and government accountability that to say, no, that's partisan, it's extraordinary. take a look at this ad. here's the ad done. we should point out that there is an actual neurosurgeon in here and he's warning about how under the president's plan, we could wind up with rationing. take a look at the plan. >> how can obama's plan cover 50 million new patients without any new doctors? it can't. it will hurt our seniors and medicare as we know it. rationed coverage and care. limit live saving medicines and pose long delays on cancer treatment and other vital surgery. it's happening in england and canada. don't let it happen here. >> tell congress to protect american healthcare. paid for by the leagu
measure which is require 51 votes to pass something in the senate. this is politically perilous. harry reid would have to lead that fight. the latest las vegas poll in the capers yesterday show him losing double digits to unknown prince. if he wants to lose next year, all he has to do is do something controversial like this muscling through the bill with 51 votes. brian: to the anger of many republicans. usually the ones who reach across the aisle first. here is what senator john mccain said first about the health care proposal as it stands. >> the president's numbers are falling about americans' confidence about his ability to address this issue and how he is addressing it now wouldn't it be a good idea with the republicans and democrats to sit down with the president. i think he would have to abandon the public option. brian: what about starting all over. remember he said i screwed up? would you think, aubrey that would be a catastrophic loss to start again? >> no. i i think that the time is now to have health care reform. i mean, this is not a new subject. it's been going on for yea
-doing nazis that harry reid and nancy pelosi disparagingly try to portray them as. they are very concerned about the long arm of government reaching in and making huge changes to a health care system that is the best in the world. jon: jehmu, rasmussen reports took a poll of the american people. here are the numbers they came up with. when asked which would be better, passage of the bill working its way through congress or no health care reform passed by congress this year, 35% like the bill that's kind of being formed. 54% said don't do it. i mean, doesn't that suggest that the political winds are aligned against the president and the administration on this one? >> well, i think it's funny because i have worked on a number of campaigns. to say what i'm about to say is probably not good. this poll is being controlled by the millions of dollars that the insurance companies have poured into their methods. they don't want any sort of reform. they don't want to be forced to have competition. they want a man in a suit to get in between a decision that me and my doctor are going to make. so yes,
. majority leader harry reid has announced a final vote on the nomination will have then thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. eastern. wednesday speakers included samet terse mel martinez, kit bond, john cornyn, al franken and a group of women senators. >> senator of minnesota is recognized. >> thank you, mr. president. thank you, mr. chairman for those remarks on behalf of judge sonia sotomayor for a very strong nominee. s chairman of the senate judiciary committee i want to thank you and senator sessions for the way you conducted the confirmation hearing, the dignity shown to the nominee in that hearing. i think that was very important to the process. we may not have agreed with the conclusions some of the colleagues reached but no one can argue it was conducted with great dignity. today i will be speaking in support of judge sotomayor's nomination but first i am going to be joined by several of my esteemed fellow women senators including senator shaheen of new hampshire who is here already. senator stabenow of michigan, senator jalabert and from new york and senator murray of washington state. w
brother. he probably was in the bed with marilyn monroe. host: this is senate majority leader harry reid, that as we mourn the loss we dedicate ourselves for the causes for which he so beautifully dedicated his life. he stands as one of the most patriotic men ever to serve. macon, ga., on the democrats climb. -- on the line for democrats. caller: no, this is washington, d.c. i just wanted to say first of all that he who is among those without sin, let us cast the first system. we have to be americans and realize that the kennedy family has made so many sacrifices for america. we have to look past certain things. just get over it. thank you. host: the joining us with a different perspective is michelle, with the "boston herald" -- what would you add to the conversation as far as his political career? guest: good morning, pedro. well, this was never about ideology. "the boston herald" had a few ideological differences with ted kennedy over the years, but i don't think any single politician ever did more for this state. in representing massachusetts he was absolutely indefatigable. a lot of
to my husband and child. we need to get this president impeached. nancy pelosi -- barney frank, harry reid -- we need to get those people out of there. stop these people from doing what they are fixing to do to us. we are doomed. host: melissa, who did you vote for last year? caller: john mccain. i'm 57 years old and will never vote democrat again as long as i live. my family were democrats and will never vote democrat again. this president is a fraud, a liar. he is going to kill us. a socialist country -- look what he is doing. you have not seen anything yet. it breaks my heart to know what is going to happen to us. host: thanks for that call from mississippi. here is another article where it says that ben bernanke is being asked to stay on. good morning. caller: yes, it is remarkable and i cannot believe progress has been made over the last seven months pena when barack obama, our president, i did not know what to expect when he made his appointments. but he put a team together that it is unbelievable the progress that has been made. i received a tax cut, reduced my monthly mortgage
president obama, harry reid, and nancy pelosi. [applause] they have spent billions of dollars in the last few months and we areรง trillions of dollas in debt. congressman connolly, you are our rep. you represent a week, the people. i employee -- implore you to vote no on this bill and prevent our -- i implore you to vote no on this bill and prevent our company from -- country from sliding further into recession. >> thank you. first, i am sorry for your loss. my grandmother had alzheimer's and was healthy otherwise. she lived a long time with this debilitating illness that was so devastating, to see someone you love gradually fade away as the person you knew. i have deep empathy for what he went through. but we say that while -- for what you went through. but let me say that all there may be an impression out there, especially for those who watched too much fox news -- i cannot help it, i am a democrat. but there are no panels that are going to tell you or your doctors with a loved one is going to get, suffering, for example, from alzheimer's. there are going to be studies looking at comp
at the direction of this country under president obama, harry reid and nancy pelosi. they have spent billions of dollars in the lt few months and we are trillions of dollars in debt. congressman connelly, you are our representative. you represent we, the people. implore you to vote no on this bill, and prevent our country from sliding into enomic decline. >> first of all, i am sorry for your le's. my grandmother had alzheimer's and she in a sense unfortunately was healthy otherwise, and so she lived a long time with this debilitating illness that is so devastating to see someone you love gradually fadeaway fadeawaa person you know. let me just say, while there may be the impression out there, especially if we watch too much of fox news -- can't help it, i'm a democrat, but there are no panels that are going to tell you or your doctors what a loved one is going to get suffering, for example, from alzheimer's. there are going to be studies looking at comparative effectiveness, so that we know what treatments make sense. let me give an example. we now know that inhe treatment of breast cancer, m
harry reid has given max baucus a september 15 deadline for an agreement. don hewitt, who invented "60 minutes" died today. he was 86. cbs news as he died of pancreatic cancer at his bridgehampton home. his death came one month after that of fellow cbs newsman walter cronkite. we will have an interview with don hewitt at 7:00 p.m., eastern. we talk in 2001 about his memoirs. you can see that interviewed here on c-span. >> this fall, enter the home to america's highest court. from the grand public places to those only accessible by the nine justices, the supreme court is coming the first sunday in october on c-span. >> maryland representative elijah cummings recently hosted a town hall about veterans' issues. veterans of wars from vietnam to iraq spoke about their problems and concerns. issues discussed included health care, employment, and readjusting to society after military service. this runs about one hour and a half. behalf of the board of directors, staff, and students, we want to welcome our special guest to our program. to tell you a little bit about congressman comiummings, he
harry reid. however, that is not exactly the case. the constitution does grant congress the power to spend. no money shall be drawn from the treasury but by consequence of appropriations made by law. now the bylaw is of very interesting way to approach it as well. when members of congress and these year marks to the appropriations bill it is not in this statute. they are added in what is called committee reports. so it is really an extra legal way of spending money. the agencies ignored these year marks at their peril because the appropriations committees make it very clear that if they don't fund the earmarks they will cut their budget the following year. that was literally what happened when citizens against government waste back in 1988 and 1989. lifted all of the unauthorized programs and projects that were in the appropriations bills. technically they should not be funded by the administration. well, he got some phone calls and we even got a letter from the appropriations committee chairman saying if you ever come up with such a list again will cut your budget and a half. so
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